§ Mr. Raymond S. Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about performance targets for the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency for 1994–95.
§ Mr. Lang
For the financial year 1994–95 I have set the following targets:
Aerial surveillance—per cent. of hours flown on task 85% Aerial surveillance—cost per aircraft sighting £90 Marine surveillance—number of boardings at sea 2,600 Marine surveillance—cost per boarding £2,607 Sea Fisheries Inspectorate—cost per log sheet check £6350 per cent of cases for prosecution to be reported within 6 weeks of offence being detected and 90 per cent. within 8 weeksNumber of cases where court proceedings are taken as percentage of offences reported to prosecuting authorities 75%
In order to ensure that the Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency uses its resources efficiently, I have set it a target to achieve cash-releasing efficiency gains of 2.0 per cent. over 1993–94.
The chief executive will be directly accountable to me for the achievement of these targets, which will be reported in the agency's annual report.